One of MTSU’s top student-athletes was the guest on a recent edition of the “MTSU On the Record” radio program.
Host Gina Logue’s interview with two-time Conference USA Second Team Academic All-American and Blue Raider golfer Sophie Burks first aired May 10 on WMOT-FM Roots Radio 89.5 and www.wmot.org.
You can listen to their conversation at the SoundCloud link below.
Burks, who graduated in May 2021 with a bachelor’s degree in exercise science, spent the spring 2022 semester taking a few graduate-level courses that will prepare her for nursing school in her home state of Alabama. She made the dean’s list every semester at MTSU.
As a member of the MTSU women’s golf team, Burks ended the spring 2022 semester with a stroke average of 75.6 in 30 rounds. Her 1-under-par, 215-stroke performance in the Jackrabbit Invitational in Boulder City, Nevada, led the Blue Raiders to the team title.
Burks posted a program record 54-hole score of 205, 11 under par at the USA Intercollegiate Golf Tournament at the start of the 2021-22 season. She finished the tourney tied for third.
While she played softball, volleyball and basketball as a child, Burks did not take up golf until her freshman year in high school. She said the sport appealed to her because of its independent nature.
“My own destiny was … held in my own hands,” Burks said. “If you want to work harder at it, you’ll get better at it. You set your own pace. That was kind of eye-catching. But, also, I just caught on quickly.”
To hear previous “MTSU On the Record” programs, visit the searchable “Audio Clips” archives at www.mtsunews.com.
For more information about the radio program, contact Logue at 615-898-5081 or WMOT-FM at 615-898-2800.